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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Sept. 28, 2023

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Community notebook: Camas middle school hoop team headed for state


A youth basketball team of third and fourth graders from Camas have qualified for a state basketball championship tournament.

The Camas Red Team from Camas Youth Basketball is 30-7 on the season and will be representing the area at the Washington Middle School Basketball Championship beginning Friday at Spokane.

During the season, the Camas team won tournaments at Newberg, Ore., Sherwood, Ore., Wilsonville, Ore., and two in Portland. They were also runner-up at tournaments in Salem, Ore., and Centralia.

Players include: Gutu Abuna, Benjamin Deochand, Lincoln Fogle, Landon Frost, Pierce Harrington, Sieger Milholen, Carter Morgan, Jaxson Sullivan, Casen Thompson, and Kellen Washington. Coaches are Jeremy Fogle and Brian Sullivan.

Skyview HS trainer nominated for award

Athletic trainer Jeff Kraayeveld of Skyview High School is one of three local athletic trainers selected to compete for regional nominee for the Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Awards.

The athletic trainer selected as the regional nominee, to be announced later this spring, will be considered for the national award.

In practice since 2002, Kraayeveld specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation of overhead athletes, concussion management, and ACL rehabilitation in the clinic setting.

Kraayeveld has provided athletic training services for the last nine years at Skyview, and he supported the implementation of the Vancouver School District concussion protocol. He has developed a throwing program specializing in video analysis of the throwing motion, and he works closely with local youth, high school and collegiate baseball athletes.

A Washington State graduation, Kraayeveld previously completed an internship with the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL and was the co-head athletic trainer for the Portland Lumberjax, a professional lacrosse team.

Nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award are determined regionally in partnership with local leading orthopedic practices.

Mariners baseball, softball camps coming to Vancouver

The Seattle Mariners Grand Slam Camps for baseball and softball players ages 6 to 14 is taking registration now for camps coming to Vancouver in July.

The Vancouver camps will be July 15-18 at Luke Jensen Sports Complex.

Fees are $145 for the Complete Camp or Skills Camp, or $270 for The Complete plus Skills Bundle.

For more information, visit www.mlb.com/mariners/fans/camps.

Running calendar

March 23 — Salmon Creek 3- and 6-mile runs starting at 10 a.m. by Klineline Park. Put on by the Clark County Running Club. More info at clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

March 24 — Couve Clover Run, 3-, 7- and 10-mile event at 9 a.m. in downtown Vancouver in front of Main Event, 800 Main Street. Registration fee prior to March 22 ranges from $50-$80 for adults. Put on by Why Racing Events to support local charities. More info online at whyracingevents.com/event/1026/#event-home.